About Paname French Restaurant

Innovative cuisine....Artfully presented. Chef/Owner at Paname turns out some of the city's most creative fare - spectacular array of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. We offer Prime Black Angus steak and chops, featuring tantalizing appetizers and main courses, prepared in traditional French and contemporary style. Dessert is not to be missed! Great Bar Menu as well - New York Best Value! reservations are a must for your open table menu

1068 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm dinner reservations are a must for your open table menu

Cross Street:
Between 56th Street & 57th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 207-3737

Website:
http://panamenyc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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thanksgiving menu starts at 11:30 to closing lunch menu includes 3 courses $35 per person choose from 8 appetizers and 9 main course including turkey and trimming dinner starts at 5:00 pm $39 desserts chef s selection paname french bistro nyc best value 1068 second ave bet 56x57 st .

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

PANAME BISTRO NYC BEST VALUE AS USUAL WE WILL BE OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY WITH A PRICE FIXED MENU INCLUDING 3 COURSES ,APPETIZERS, MAIN COURSE AND DESSERT . LOCATED AT1068 SECOND AVE BET 56X7ST NYC RESERVATION ARE SUGGESTED THANK YOU

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

PANAME FRENCH BISTRO AS A TRADITION WE ARE OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY WITH A PRICE FIXED MENU THAT INCLUDES A CHOICE OF APPETIZER MAIN COURSE AND DESSERT MENU WILL ON LINE AR PANAMENYC.COM RESERVATION ARE SUGGESTED THANK YOU

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

PANAME FRENCH BISTRO KNOWN FOR FOR ITS BEST VALUE IN TOWN WE WILL BE SERVING DINNER STARTING 4 PM 3 COURSES DINNER APPETIZERS MAIN COURSE DESSERT FOR THEATER GOERS FROM 4 TO 5 PM $ 40 FROM 5 PM TO 6 $ 45 FOR EVENING CELEBRATION FROM 8 PM $ 69 AFTER 9PM $75 MUST RESERVE

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Daily 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Paname can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Paname French Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
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Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A charming but unpretentious neighborhood French bistro. Caesar salad, crabcake appetizer, boullabaise, and lobster ravioli in cream sauce were traditional but very good (and a good value), and the chocolate volcano dessert was great. Only criticism is that the music from the bar seemed a little loud, though not quite loud enough for us to ask that it be turned down.

What impressed us most on our first visit was that the owner took great pleasure in greeting his guests, many of whom were regulars--we could see why. We'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and excellent service. The only slightly weak tasting caesar salad was a slight negative. The pork dish was outstanding as was the taster of the cauliflower cream soup. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! Good atmosphere , pleasant waitress, very good for an early diner or a Saturday brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for brunch. Nice menu, very few people there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, excellent service and a great welcome. Thank you Bernard and your team!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The appetizers were excellent - crab cakes, escargot, beet salad. The entrees were excellent - bouillabaisse, sole. The amuse bouches were a nice surprise. Unfortunately, we all had the crème boulet and it wasn't very good. I'm sure if I had any other dessert I would have given them 5 stars for food.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Exceptional service, very good food and some special treats. A great experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Paname was absolutely lovely!
We had the prix fixe dinner and it was fantastic!
I had the baby octopus and my partner had the crab cake starter. We both had the lobster ravioli as a main. Everything was amazing!
Our server was terribly pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food at a great price. Very nice people and very good service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Gourmet food at more than reasonable prices. I had escargot in little yummy hollowed-out red potatoes and a great garlic-basil dipping sauce, spaghetti bolognese made with ground sirloin and a great chocolate mousse cake. A glass of wine or a cocktail is included in the prix fixe of $28.00. The glass of rose was so good, I had another. Lots of choices in the three offered categories.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely, low-key restaurant with excellent food and a charming staff. The bouillabaisse was delicious – recommend it highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant is truly a wonderful French restaurant in Manhattan. The menu offers many choices. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. The chef gives amuse bouchée between courses. We felt as if we were in Paris. This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We've enjoyed very much a birthday celebration with friends at Paname. The three-course prix-fixe had plenty of choices, and everyone could taste the various food while sharing the appetizers. The presentation of every plate was outstanding. Service was very attentive and friendly and the quiet ambiance allowed for plenty of conversation. Paname is recommended to any lover of French food in NYC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was phenomenal, everything was tasty and delicious. The place was quiet, great for chatting with friends like I did but also great for a date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The service was lovely in this quiet little spot. Unfortunately, the food was not as great. The prix fixe menu has many options, but we wish there had been half as many that were twice as good. We left with fully bellies but probably won't return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good, not great. Looking at the reviews I thought we had found a truly hidden gem. It's food was good, nothing great though to justify those review. I enjoyed my meal for the price point, but with some many restaurants in the UES, I prob won't return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

What a delightful restaurant with generous portions and attentive staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It feels like home. It's delicious. Inexpensive and great selections of food. I would highly recommend this place for family and friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Excellent service. Great bang for your buck 👌🏼

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Lovely bistro w outstanding 2 or 3 course special for lunch. Very good French food, highly recommended for neighborhood eatery.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our first visit to Panama and it was terrific. The bouillabaisse was excellent and the service could not have been better. The prix fixe dinner was a super buy for only $39.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was a wonderful dining experience. Everything was tasty and presented beautifully. Service was excellent and you will not be rushed. Exceptional value for the money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It was Bastille day but they had nothing festive for it although French!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent, friendly service; 2 extra tasters - compliments of the chef. A quiet evening, but maybe because of the 4th of July week. Bouillabaisse was very good, the crab cake appetizer a bit too salty, tarte tatin was a baked apple - very tasty, but not the tarte tatin that is like a fried apple upside down cake I am used to. Price value fine.

spoiltfoody
July 7, 2017

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great value $39 for prix fixe 3 course meal: appetizer, entrée, dessert. Beet salad was ok. Pork with mushrooms and Roasted Chicken were very good entrees and were highlight of the meal. Dessert of sorbet was good, pear being the most delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I loved this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Would definitely dine here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food in a welcoming environment. Attentive staff sensitive to our desire to eat slowly as we chatted. A very nice dining experience and I can see this becoming my neighborhood "go-to" restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We enjoyed the price fixed meal. Each dish was well prepared and beautifully presented. The amuse buche added a nice touch to the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

- shrimp cocktail was rubbery along with shrimp in bouillabaisse
- what French restaurant doesn't have a wine list? Only "house wines by the glass"
- service slow and uncaring
Definitely NOT the 5 stars it was rated

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great brunch..for brother's birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

What a delightful dining experience! The food is delicious and plentiful. The service is outstanding and the environment is so welcoming, due in large part to the owner who visits every table to ensure his guest level of satisfaction. Not my first visit and won't be my last!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A real find. Terrific selections on fixed price menu

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

This is a pleasant, authentically French bistro not eh east side. The service is very attentive and the cuisine is reflective of a cafe in France. The prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have eaten twice at Paname recently and both times we have found the service attentive without being obtrusive, the food fresh and well-prepared, and the meal good value. We never felt rushed though we stayed rather a long time. We recommend it highly!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Having moved into the neighborhood and trying this restaurant many times, we have both agreed we have NEVER had a bad meal. The food is outstanding wether a quick lunch or long yummy dinner, we have left with smiles on our faces. The service is not like any other we have been to. From appetizers to desserts , each dish is beautiful to look at and even better to eat!!!! A must try for anyone looking for top notch food in an authentic French bistro setting.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 12, 2017

When we entered, the owner greeted us in French so I responded in French. Except for him, the staff in the dining area were all women. I wasn't sure if any of them spoke French so I spoke only English to them but did speak to the owner when I was looking for the bathroom (to the left just behind the curtain) and when we were leaving again in French. A couple came in and were drinking with the owner at the bar and were watching French TV plus there was mostly French music playing on the sound system. This gave it a French atmosphere, at least somewhat of one! My other half had a glass of wine to start and another but different white wine with dinner. I only drank water. We both had the Prix Fixe Dinner for $39 plus upcharges for our mains. My mate had a daily special appetizer, the Ratatouille, which came in a small lidded casserole dish. He had the oven roasted duck for a $4 or $5 upcharge and then had a Chocolate Mousse bar for dessert. I had the escargots in potato shell for my appetizer. It was different and original, but I wouldn't do that again. I didn't like the taste combination. I prefer my snails in garlic, butter, and parsley (and even sometimes covered in cheese in the Stuttgart area or in Alsace) or stuffed in mushrooms (champignons escargots), but the potato just overtook the snail and the seasoning. For my main, I had the Bouillabaisse, also with an upcharge. I asked the waitress if there were going to be lots of shells, and she didn't seem to think so, but I found many. This can be a good things (there was ample meat) or a bad thing (a messy meal-I did shell and peel everything and go wash my hands before I started to dig in). There were several clams and mussels to shell, 3 shrimp to peel plus several pieces of fish and a few circles of calamari. The bouillabaisse sauce was very tasty and had just the right amount of spices. I recommend this dish if you don't mind the "messy" work! For dessert, I had the crème brûlée.. Merci!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great fixed price menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very pleasant neighborhood bistro with chef-owner in attendance assuring a very nice experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We had a lovely meal here. The place is welcoming and cozy. The owner stopped by our table to welcome us and to chat several times. Our server was friendly gracious and professional. Menu choices are varied from fish to poultry to beef and pork and are imaginatively prepared and presented with nice accompaniments. My organic chicken breast had eggplant, carrots, and green beans and a light sauce. My husband's pork scaloppini was served with a mushroom sauce and was delicious. Desserts are French classics (Tarte tatin) or comfort food (banana split). We recently moved to this neighborhood and love that this place is nearby.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This was our second visit to Paname. It is the local equivalent of a fine French bistro. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was creative and very good. The wine list was modest but appropriate at every level of expense. The restaurant is clearly a labor of love and deserves its return.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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